Acupuncture practice in Ontario

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Update on Focus Update 384   

On April 1, 2013 the Transitional Council of the College of Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners and Acupuncturists of Ontario published a list of practitioners who will be recognized as meeting the regulatory requirements for practising acupuncture in Ontario. Beginning in April you will be able to view this list on their website www.ctcmpao.on.ca. Only those acupuncturists who appear on the list will be considered eligible providers for claims reimbursement in Ontario. It's important to note that even though past claims from an acupuncturist may have been covered, future claims from the same practitioner will be declined if the acupuncturist is not registered and recognized by the College.

Plan members receiving treatments from an acupuncturist in Ontario after April 1st, 2013 should check with their provider to see if they are registered with the College in their province.

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We have prepared a communication to share with your plan members if your group benefits plan includes coverage for acupuncture and will be affected by these updates.    

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